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Wisdom's Tooth

A young poet is to an
older man

As an old poet is to a
younger man

When young then old,
when old then young

The future borrowed,
the past twice sung

The old man’s knowledge,
the young man’s youth

To bite the deepest
—with wisdom’s tooth

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2017)
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Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on August 25, 2019

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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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